BPTC providers compared

 

 

 

  Places   Fees (2018/19)   Contact time   Option subjects   Pro bono   A distinguishing feature
                           
  BPP Law School, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester   FTE: 1,584 (across all sites)   FT: £15,680
PT: £15,680 (both years, incl. £500 deposit + £550 BSB Fee)
  FT: 8.5-9.5hrs/wk on 3 days
PT: 6hrs/week (London and Leeds)
  • Company law
• Employment
• Property and Chancery
• Intellectual property
• Family
• Criminal litigation
• Personal injury and clinical negligence
• Judicial review
• Commercial litigation
• Asylum, detention, deportation and extradition
• Professional discipline
  The pro bono centre offers the Human Rights Unit, Legal Advice Clinic, Employment Law Telephone Advice Line, Streetlaw etc. A minimum of 5 hours must be committed to pro bono or a court visit.   LLM in Professional Legal practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  BPP Law School, London   FTE: 1,584 (across all sites)   FT: £19,070
PT: £19,070 (both years, incl. £500 deposit + £550 BSB Fee)
  FT: 8.5-9.5hrs/wk on 3 days
PT: 6hrs/week (London and Leeds)
  • Company law
• Employment
• Property and Chancery
• Intellectual property
• Family
• Criminal litigation
• Personal injury and clinical negligence
• Judicial review
• Commercial litigation
• Asylum, detention, deportation and extradition
• Professional discipline
• Public international (criminal) law (FT only)
• International trade (FT only)
  The pro bono centre offers the Human Rights Unit, Legal Advice Clinic, Employment Law Telephone Advice Line, Streetlaw etc. A minimum of 5 hours must be committed to pro bono or a court visit.   LLM in Professional Legal practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  Bristol Law School at UWE   FT: 96
PT: 48
  FT: £14,000
PT: £7,000 (per year)
  FT: 10-14 hrs/wk over 4 days
PT: 12 hrs/weekend per month
  • Clinical negligence
• Commercial
• Criminal
• Employment
• Family
• International trade
• Landlord and tenant
• Refugee and asylum
  Bristol Law Court Clinic provides assistance at Bristol Civil Justice centre.   LLM in Bar Professional Training Studies can be awarded  after further study for no additional cost.
                           
  Cardiff Law School,Cardiff University   FT: 84   FT: £15,950 (incl. £1,000 deposit)   FT: 10-14hrs/wk Mon-Thu   • Commercial
• Company law
• Criminal law
• Employers liability and clinical negligence
• Employment
• Family
  A range of pro bono including the Innocence Project, a legal advice service with the Welsh Rugby Union, and a scheme addressing NHS continuing healthcare funding.   Relatively small cohort. BPTC can be taken as an LLM or PgDip. Opportunities to marshal with a judge and/or do a mini.
                           
  City Law School   FT: 380
PT: 60
  FT: £18,500
PT: £9,250 (per year)
  FT: 12-14hrs/wk on 3 days
PT: 6hrs/wk over 2 evenings
  • Criminal litigation
• Commercial
• Company Law
• Domestic violence
• Employment
• Family
• Fraud and financial crime
• Landlord and tenant
• Free Representation Unit
• Social security
• Professional negligence
  Pro bono unit offers in-house Advice Clinic, Innocence Project, Streetlaw programme, School Exclusion Project etc.   BPTC students can study for a LLM in Professional Legal Practice. Many of the teaching staff have authored the BPTC core texts.
                           
  Manchester Metropolitan University   FT: 108   FT: £14,000   FT: 10hrs/wk on 4 days   • Civil practice
• Criminal practice
• Business law and corporate finance
• Employment
• Family
• Personal injury
  Pro bono activities include Citizens Advice, judicial review work etc in Manchester.   Strong links with the Northern circuit. Advocacy masterclasses and a practitioner mentor scheme. Additional classes on ethics and opinion writing
                           
  Northumbria University School of Law   FT: 100
PT: 24
  FT: £14,995
PT: £2,438 (per year)
  FT: 14hrs/wk on 4 days
PT: 7hrs/wk over 1 day
  • Clinical negligence and personal injury
• Commercial
• Criminal
• Employment
• Family
• Housing
• Student law office
  The Student Law Office is a wide-ranging legal advice centre.   LLM in Advanced Legal Practice can be awarded after further study.
                           
  Nottingham Law School   FT: 120   FT: £14,800   FT: 10-12hrs/wk on 4 days   • Civil practice (judicial review)
• Criminal practice
• Commercial
• Employment
• Family
• Landlord and tenant
  Via the pro bono centre: providing advice to employment clinic clients, interviewing clients and preparing witness statements for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, supporting litigants in person at the Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Hearing   New purpose-built courtroom. BPTC students can study for a top up LLM
                           
  University of Law, Birmingham and Leeds   FT: 132
PT: 36
  FT: £14,900*
PT: £14,900 (2 years)*
  FT: 12 hrs/wk
PT: 12hrs/weekend – 14 weekends/year
  • Criminal litigation
• Alternative dispute resolution and mediation
• Chancery
• Employment
• Family
• Immigration and asylum
• International commercial
• Judicial review
• Personal injury and clinical negligence
  Via pro bono placements students can provide advice to employment clinic clients, represent clients before employment tribunals or work on asylum cases for the Refugee Council. Students can also assist at a Legal Advice Centre and Streetlaw.   Requires entrants have a minimum 2:1 degree. BPTC graduates also earn 80% of the credits towards an LLM. The remaining credits can be completed by completing a dissertation.
                           
  University of Law, London   FT: 136   FT: £18,150*
PT: £18,150 (2 years)*
  FT: 12 hrs/wk
PT: 12hrs/14 weekends/year
  • Advanced criminal litigation
• Alternative dispute resolution and mediation
• Chancery
• Employment
• Family
• Immigration and asylum
• International commercial
• Judicial review
• Personal injury and clinical negligence
  Via pro bono placements students can provide advice to employment clinic clients, represent clients before employment tribunals or work on asylum cases for the Refugee Council. Students can also assist at a Legal Advice Centre and Streetlaw.   Requires entrants have a minimum 2:1 degree. BPTC graduates also earn 80% of the credits towards an LLM. The remaining credits can be completed by completing a dissertation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
* 2019/20 fees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
This table is based on information provided to Chambers Student in October 2018. All data is for the 2018/19 academic year unless otherwise stated.